Late Monday, the Associated Press announced that Hillary Clinton had secured the Democratic presidential nomination. Her weekend victory in Puerto Rico combined with pledges from superdelegates gave her the requisite 2,383 delegates. Still, Clinton has her sights set on the remaining states that have yet to vote.
As she said herself in a speech in Long Beach, CA yesterday, “We are on the brink of a historic, historic unprecedented moment but we still have work to do, don’t we? We have six elections tomorrow and are going to fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in California.” Clinton and Sanders are still very closely matched in California polls.
Clinton supporters are celebrating what is undeniably a historic moment. She will become the first woman in U.S. history to be the nominee for a major political party. What remains to be seen is how her Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders will react to this news, and whether his own supporters will rally behind her to defeat Donald Trump after an incredibly divisive primary season.